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Polish Man Arrested in Budapest for Kidnapping, Hostage-taking, Armed Robbery

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.10.

A Polish man has been arrested in Budapest on charges of kidnapping, hostage-taking and armed robbery in Poland, the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) said on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old man had been hiding in a rented flat in Józsefváros (8th district) on Sunday, the police.hu website said. The man is being held in custody pending extradition proceedings.

The Metropolitan Court said in a statement on Wednesday that the Polish citizen and his accomplices held a man hostage between November 15 and 29, 2019 and physically abused him. They forced their victim to hand over his vehicles.

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The Polish authorities issued a European arrest warrant which the Hungarian authorities acted on and the Poles must fulfil by March 18, otherwise he will be released.

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